Dry skin isn’t easy to deal with; that much is certain. Managing dry skin is about balancing moisture and nutrients and choosing the best ingredients possible to keep your skin hydrated. For those of us with dry skin, it seems like there is always some kind of trial and error, trying out lots of products that don’t seem to work and just end up irritating the skin. It’s a vicious cycle.
We know that everyone is looking to understand how to improve dry skin, and there doesn’t seem to be a clear cut to accomplish this. Everyone’s skin is different, triggers are different, and two people can have wildly different reactions to the same product. If two people are unique, shouldn’t their skincare regimen be too?
What causes dry skin
To better understand what the best skincare routine for dry skin, we first have to look at the underlying causes. Once you get a sense of what might be causing your dry skin, you can look for ingredients and products to help your skin.
The truth is, dry skin can be a bit of a mystery to figure out, as many different things can lead to more dehydrated skin. When your skin is dry, it essentially means that your skin lacks hydration, and that might be because it is deficient in healthy fats that keep your skin hydrated. The dehydration leads to itchy and tight skin that likely feels rough to the touch. You might also experience sensitivity and redness.
Unfortunately, the lack of a clear explanation means that you’ll have to do some experimenting on finding out why your skin is dry. Some potential reasons may include:
- Weather. Increased sensitivity to heat or cold can lead to dry skin, so you might find that your skin needs more moisturising during certain times of the year than others.
- Harsh chemicals in skincare products
It’s more than likely that when you experience dry skin, you experience it everywhere, such as arms and legs, as well as your face. Dry skin can get really itchy and rough but resist the temptation to scratch as that could lead to cracked skin.
Because dry skin is so often due to external circumstances, it takes time to figure out the root causes. However, even if you are not sure what is causing the dry skin, you can still limit its impact. Dry skin can be uncomfortable to deal with, so it’s essential to eat healthily and drink lots of water to keep your skin feeling good from the inside.
The other aspect that will require a lot of focus is skincare and your overall routine. Depending on the ingredients you choose for your regimen, you can mitigate some of the effects of dry skin and start experiencing more smooth and healthy skin.
The best skincare routine for dry skin
At MyGloww, our focus has always been (and will always be!) helping you look and feel your best in your unique skin. We know that each person is different, and their skincare routine should reflect that. Why should you use products that work for the masses, not for you? We’re here to change that.
All you need to is tell us about your skin, and we take it from there. We’ll create a custom skincare routine for your unique skin, crafted just for you. Each ingredient in your custom skincare routine is specifically chosen for its hydrating and nourishing qualities that will help your skin get that gloww!
Your skincare steps
We’ve put together the steps needed for the ultimate skincare routine for dry skin. MyGloww has been hard at work creating this 5-step process specifically formulated for your skin. For dry skin, our general advice is to go for natural, plant-based ingredients rather than chemicals that may irritate your skin. It takes time to see improvement with dry skin, so be patient, and stay consistent with your routine to see the best results.
Thinking about trying a new skincare routine for dry skin? Here are the products you need:
Always start your skincare routine with a cleanser, day or night. For dry skin, you should be seeking cleansers that will strip away impurities without dehydrating your skin. If it leaves your skin feeling tight and irritated, it’s not the right fit. Opt for gentle ingredients that leave your skin feeling supple and moisturised, and feel more hydrated. Cleanser ingredients should ideally be natural and plant-based and best for stripping away dirt, oil, and sebum that naturally accumulates throughout the day.
Exfoliants help remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. For dry skin, exfoliation needs to be done gently to avoid irritating the skin
Once you’ve cleansed and exfoliated, a toner can help add an extra boost of hydration to your skin. Choosing a toner with specific nourishing and moisturisation ingredients can help hydrate your skin.
Arguably the most critical part of the dry skin routine, a good moisturiser can go a long way in relieving some of the impacts of dry skin. Moisturisation is the essential function of your skin. It seals in the water in your body, preventing dehydration. A good moisturiser should imitate and augment your skin's biological function by using occlusive (water-sealing) ingredients like shea butter and apricot oil, and active ingredients known for intense hydration like hyaluronic acid.
5. Oil serum
Oil serums are the perfect way to deliver essential fatty acids to your skin. Our oil serums are designed with particular nutrients at a higher concentration to help your skin seal in maximum gloww. It helps balance out your skin and adds moisture to help your skin feel more supple and soft.
Sunscreen/SPF: The last step in your daytime routine is sunscreen and SPF makeup products. Sun damage can be an issue for dry skin and often exacerbate some of the effects, so it’s crucial to protect your skin. Sunscreen should always be your final step in your daytime beauty routine, and you can pair it with products such as an SPF foundation and/or a translucent powder with SPF for added protection.
Take your time
Skincare is not just about the skin on the outside but how you feel on the inside. Taking time to take care of your skin will help you feel more confident and empowered, and you’ll feel amazing when you see how much you glow! Dry skin might be frustrating, but it’s nothing you can’t conquer. With the right skincare routine, you’ll see the results fast as long as you consistently take the time out for yourself.